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  1. radarman

    August 2019 Discussion

    It has been very frequent I will say that
  2. radarman

    August 2019 Discussion

    Agree I haven't seen much that has me concerned here on the UMass radar
  3. radarman

    Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Severe Potential

    Strengthening now... A single clap of thunder too. Awesome looking system, someone might well get hail we were oh so close
  4. radarman

    Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Severe Potential

    Visually very impressive TCU but ever since it was over the Berks it hasn't looked great on radar.
  5. radarman

    Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Severe Potential

    BOS did not record precip yesterday and may go down as missing
  6. radarman

    Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Severe Potential

    Do you know how they calculate the 21"+/hr rain rate you mentioned? .17" in 1 minute projects to 10.2"/hr which seems more reasonable, while still extreme. Granted within the minute it could fluctuate but not sure if they take the nearest 2 tips or something and calculated the rain rate that way. Your somewhat protected spot (relatively speaking) may be better equipped to measure heavier rates than a windy wide open airfield, and may compensate for climo differences in TX with respect to moisture. The .63 in 1 minute I measured was almost certainly erroneous for some unknown reason but the minutes before and after were roughly on par and seem plausible. I regret casting doubt on it in retrospect!
  7. radarman

    Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Severe Potential

    Over 2.5" now, coming off about the same on Saturday.
  8. radarman

    Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Severe Potential

    Thanks. As an aside, I have been receiving one minute data from 5 Davis gauges scattered across DFW airport for about a year now. A quick check revealed only 17 minutes (combined) where a gauge reported over .1" in a minute. All but 3 were .12 or less. On 9/22/18, 3rd wettest day at DFW airport all time (>8"), at the same gauge we had .14 and .19" in a three minute span. And in between... .63". Otherwise the gauge data looks perfectly normal and have never had any other outliers like that. Hard to explain this sort of thing in sensor data. Inclination is to toss, but I guess you never know.
  9. radarman

    Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Severe Potential

    Anyway in the midst of the gauge discussion, we've been having some seriously heavy duty CTG and pounding rain here too.
  10. radarman

    Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Severe Potential

    Could just be a time thing... A few minutes of good tips recorded with the same time stamp? That is known to happen with various data loggers. I'm not sure you could record 20"/hr rates if you had the hose hooked up based on the size of the intake funnel. And even if so splashover would be off the charts. Not sure rain rates like that exist.
  11. radarman

    Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Severe Potential

    Probably some erroneous tips being recorded.
  12. radarman

    Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Severe Potential

    63MPH atop Mt Tom
  13. radarman

    Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Severe Potential

    This is the most notable frame that we observed so far, about 20 minutes ago
  14. radarman

    Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Severe Potential

    We're seeing a little bit aloft, but not on the lower scans at present
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